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Al Ain Chess Classic – Challenge the Masters

Al Ain Chess ClubThe Al Ain Chess Club invites all FIDE rated players to join the $30,000 Al Ain Chess Classic with the unique Al Ain System format of a Swiss tournament bringing in from the knock-out event the Masters from the World Cities Chess Team Championship 2012.

The individual tournament will be a 9-round combined Swiss Al Ain System wherein players eliminated from the first three stages of the World Cities Team Championship, namely Preliminaries, Round-of-16 and Quarterfinal, join the individual event and carry over their points from the team event.

Team members shall be given half a point for each round in which they were not fielded in the World Cities.

Players who have played each other in the World Cities Team Championship shall not be paired together again in the individual Swiss Al Ain System.

Draw offers are not allowed before Black’s 30th move. All moves in 90 minutes with increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

22 December 2012 – Round 1
23 December 2012 – Round 2
24 December 2012 – Round 3
Members of the teams eliminated from the World Cities Preliminaries may join starting Rd 4 and carry over their own points from 3 rounds of the World Cities.
25 December 2012 – Round 4
Members of the eight other teams eliminated from the Round of 16 in the World Cities may join starting Rd 5 and carry over their own points from 4 rounds of the World Cities.
26 December 2012 – Round 5
Members of the four teams eliminated from the Quarterfinals in the World Cities may join starting Rd 6 and carry over their own points from 5 rounds of the World Cities.
27 December 2012 – Rounds 6 and 7
28 December 2012 – Rounds 8 and 9

Closing Ceremony shall be together with the World Cities Team Championship.

A total of US$30,000 in cash prizes shall be at stake as follows: $8,000 / $5,000 / $3,000 / $2,000 / $1,200 / $1,000 etc

Registration fee is $100 for entry visa and bus transport from airport and return including AED100 for accreditation. All payments should be made before the Technical Meeting.

Please submit ID photos and email clear scanned copies of passports valid for at least six months (valid till July 2013). Deadline for registration for visas is 10 December 2012. Visas shall be sent by email. Deadline for tournament registration without visa is 15 December 2012.

Download full Regulations (PDF)

Contact: P.O.Box:66511, ALAin-United Arab Emirates; Tel:+971 3 7633387; Fax:971 3 7633362;

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